headspace Bentleigh is a free or low cost service where young people aged 12-25 can access qualified mental health professionals, GPs, drug and alcohol counsellors, and vocational service providers.
You can self-refer, however, a mental health care plan is required to see our mental health professionals. We have other workers and programs you can access without a mental health care plan. We also provide an early psychosis program.
headspace Bentleigh is conveniently located near Moorabbin station.
- Monday: 9:00am - 7:00pm
- Tuesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
- Wednesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
- Thursday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
- Friday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
- Saturday: Closed
- Sunday: Closed
headspace Bentleigh is operated by Alfred Health. All headspace services are funded by the Australian Government Department of Health and Aged Care. Administration of funding is carried out by the headspace centre’s local Primary Health Network, in this case, South East Melbourne PHN.
If you live near our headspace centre in a rural area but cannot travel in to see us, you can see our mental health workers online.
GPs can help with any physical health issues as well as issues related to sexual health, drug or alcohol use, relationship problems or feeling down or upset. Your centre may have a GP on site or links to one locally.
Workers either on site or linked to the centre who can assist you with any alcohol or other drug concern.
A headspace early intervention program to improve the lives of young people, and their families, who are affected by psychosis.
Centres have a range of programs and activities for young people. Just ask your centre what they have on.
Mental health workers – which may include psychologists, psychiatrists, counsellors and other workers – that can help if you're just not feeling yourself.
Sexual health screenings on site or links to local services.
Workers either on site or linked to the centre who can assist you with work or study opportunities.
A group of young people who help with events and some decision making at a centre. Ask your centre about getting involved.
Jobs and volunteering
Positions currently available at headspace Bentleigh
Deadline: 18 Jun 2023, 11:00 pm
What is the YAC?
The headspace Bentleigh Youth Advisory Committee (YAC) provides young people with the opportunity to have a voice at headspace Bentleigh and to feel empowered to take positive action that will improve mental health and wellbeing for local young
If you're aged 16 to 25, are passionate about mental health and issues impacting young people, and want to join an amazing team of like-minded advocates, apply today!
- Be an active advocate for youth mental health in your local community.
- Plan, support and lead diverse and exciting headspace activities, events and projects.
- Provide input and feedback on headspace services, processes and initiatives.
- Engage in a range of mental health training and professional development opportunities
- & much more!
We're looking for volunteers who:
- Are 16-25 years.
- Live local to headspace Bentleigh or have a strong connection to headspace or headspace Early Psychosis.
- Have an interest and passion in local youth issues such as youth health, mental health, LGBTIQA+, homelessness and/or alcohol and other drug issues (this could also include a personal lived experience or supporting a family member/friend).
- Can participate in fortnightly YAC meetings which will be held in person at the centre, for two hours on a Thursday.
- Have capacity for minimum 2 hours a week commitment.
- Can commit to volunteering for 12 months from July 2023.
Read the position description and then fill out an expression of interest form via the link below!
For more information contact:
Name: Ash Thornton
Phone: (03) 9076 9400
headspace Bentleigh offers young people aged 12 to 25 access to mental health professionals for counselling and support.
To access our mental health services, please call us on (03) 9076 7400 or email us to speak with one of our friendly team.
Our services are free or low cost, and we will ensure that your privacy and confidentiality is maintained and respected.
With a Mental Health Treatment Plan - a formal document completed with a GP (Doctor) - you can access up to 20 Medicare funded sessions in any calendar year (Jan - Dec).
Please speak with our team if you are concerned about the possible cost of seeing a mental heath clinician. Our team can also provide you with advice on how to obtain a Mental Health Treatment Plan.
If you need a check-up, a referral, or a Mental Health Treatment Plan, headspace Bentleigh can help.
Our GPs can take care of your physical and mental health needs and as long as you are covered by Medicare, this service will be bulk-billed (which means you don't have to pay).
Call us on (03) 9076 7400 or email to make an appointment. If you need to see the doctor to get a referral or Mental Health Treatment Plan please let our team know, as you may need a longer appointment.
If you need to get your own Medicare Card, click here to be redirected to the Medicare website, where you can find step-by-step instructions.
If your use of alcohol and other drugs is preventing you from achieving what you want, headspace Bentleigh may be able to help.
We offer free alcohol and other drug counselling with a professional and experienced counsellor.
Call our team on (03) 9076 7400 or email to learn more.
Click here to view headspace AOD resources and interactive supports.
headspace work and study programs support young people aged 15-25 years with everything related to education and employment. From finding your first job to deciding what to study, we can help. Support is available in the centre or online. Our services are free and tailored to your individual needs.
Visit here: headspace Work and Study to create a free, online account.
Call us on (03) 9076 7400 or email us to learn more.
headspace Early Psychosis offers specialist support for young people who are experiencing, or are at an increased risk of developing psychosis. In South East Melbourne, there are five headspace centres that work closely together to offer this program including headspace Bentleigh, Elsternwick, Frankston, Dandenong and Narre Warren.
Psychosis is an experience where a person might see or hear things that other people can’t, or have unusual ideas or beliefs. Our team is here to help navigate this and provide the support young people may need to make sense of this experience and begin steps towards recovery.
If you or someone you know could benefit from learning more, please call (03) 9076 9400. You can also read more about early psychosis here.
headspace Bentleigh offers a range of free groups and programs for young people aged 16 - 25. All groups and programs are facilitated by qualified mental health professionals.
Groups can assist in your mental health recovery in different ways. These ways might include:
- Connecting with others
- Discovering more about personal strengths
- Exploring new interests
- Building life skills
- Developing personal meaning from experiences
To register for groups call our Group Coordinator on (03) 9076 9400 or email our friendly team.
Learn more about the Recovery Program here
See our Term 2 Timetable here!
We understand that family and friends are often the first to notice when you are struggling.
This comprehensive guide includes mental health resources, tips on how to communicate with young people and support for work and study.
If you know a parent, carer or friend of a young person seeking support please call us on (03) 9076 7400 or email us for more information.
Sometimes it's not just young people who could benefit from speaking to someone. At headspace Bentleigh we offer counselling for the whole family.
Your family can access counselling even without a young person engaged in services. Sessions are one hour with a maximum of two per family, and are bulk-billed or low cost.
Call our team on (03) 9076 7400 or email learn more.
For more information about discovery college go to: discovery.college
Our courses are created by people with varied experiences in mental health, who share their knowledge of what works. Every course is developed and delivered equally by both people with lived experience of mental health issues and health experts, and participants also have their say about what they want to learn. People from all sorts of backgrounds take part, like young people, clinicians and learning specialists.
It’s a new way of learning about mental health – it’s relaxed, everyone is equal and there are no rights or wrongs. By getting involved, you can discover how to take action to be who you are, what you want from life, and what actually works to help you and others stay mentally healthy.
If you are interested in learning more about the courses available at headspace Discovery College you can view our course timetable here.
If you're not feeling up to coming in to headspace Bentleigh in person or are unable to do so, please consider creating a free account with eheadspace.
eheadspace provides free online and telephone support and counselling to young people 12 - 25 and their families and friends. If you’re based in Australia and going through a tough time, eheadspace can help:
- If you are feeling down
- If you are feeling stressed
- If you are being bullied
- If you have concerns about drugs and alcohol
- Getting along with your family and friends
- Romantic relationships
- Questions about sex
- Questions about gender and who you are attracted to
- Getting advice about helping a friend
- Anything you want to talk about!
You can get support for your mental health by creating a headspace account. Here, you can access group chats, online communities, and 1:1 direct support with qualified and committed eheadspace professionals.
eheadspace operates between 9am – 1am (Melbourne time) 7 days a week for a 1-on-1 chat. It’s a confidential, free and safe space to talk about what’s going on.
PLEASE NOTE - eheadspace is not a crisis service. If you are in need of emergency assistance, please call 000 immediately, or a crisis support service: Lifeline - 13 11 41 and online, or Kid's Helpline - 1800 55 1800.
Is there a volunteer program at headspace Bentleigh?
Yes. Young people aged 18-25 can volunteer with headspace Bentleigh to help improve the mental health and wellbeing of their community.
The Youth Advisory Committee (YAC) is a group of young people that develops and delivers community events and projects, as well as providing feedback to headspace Bentleigh on how to improve mental health services. YAC members have the opportunity to expand their skills and knowledge in advocacy, public speaking, events and mental health.
Youth Peer Volunteers are young people who have a lived experience of mental health or Alcohol and Other Drug challenges, that want to share their experiences to provide hope, connection and empathy to other young people going through a tough time. Youth Peer Volunteers are provided with training and support, and have the opportunity to expand their skills and knowledge in Youth Peer Support, Group Facilitation, public speaking, mental health, events and advocacy.
How do I get involved?
Expressions of interest are open for headspace early psychosis Youth Peer Volunteers! For more information please click here. If you are interested in becoming a Youth Peer Volunteer, please fill out the expression of interest form and read the position description. Expressions of interest close on January 15th 2023.
Unfortunately we do not offer work experience opportunities.
If your school or community organisation would like some mental health information or resources headspace Bentleigh can help. We regularly collaborate with:
- Sporting clubs
- Local businesses
- Community based organisations.
For any collaboration opportunities, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on (03) 9076 9400. Please be aware we are not always available on weekends.
Telehealth is now an option for young people and families using services at headspace Bentleigh.
Click here for Telehealth Guidelines including step-by-step instructions and telehealth tips.
If you have any questions about telehealth please call us on (03) 9076 9400 or email us.
You will need a Medicare Card to access headspace Bentleigh.
Please view information about our fees here.
If you are over the age of 15, you can apply for your own Medicare card. Visit this link for more information.
If you are ineligible for a Medicare Card please call us (03) 9076 7400 so we can help you.
Many community organisations hold fundraising events and donate the proceeds to headspace Bentleigh.
If you would like to get involved, please call us on (03) 9076 7400 or email us.
headspace Bentleigh is easily accessible by public transport and car.
headspace Bentleigh is approximately 450m from Moorabbin train station, which is on the Frankston line. Exit the train station to the right and turn right onto Nepean Highway towards South Road until you see the green headspace sign. We are located on the ground floor of the large Bayside Junction building.
There are several bus routes operating within 450 metres from headspace Bentleigh. We recommend using the PTV Journey Planner.
Two hour or all day parking unmetered parking is available on Corby Street, Plym Street and Barry Street. Our underground carpark is accessible via the slip lane on Nepean Highway. headspace has allocated spots on the lower level.
If you need additional support please call us on (03) 9076 7400.
headspace Bentleigh is accessible for all people. The building and rooms are wheelchair accessible. We also have a gender neutral bathroom.
If there is anything you need to make your visit with us comfortable and enjoyable, please let us know.
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At headspace Bentleigh we're really proud of our centre. headspace Bentleigh is featured as the location in the headspace early psychosis video. Watch the video below if you'd like to take a virtual tour.